This Toolkit was created for young, feminist organizers from WESCA who are at the forefront of their movements, tirelessly working towards radical systemic change for LGBTQI+ people in their communities. The toolkit is a collective labor of love, co-led by the Creative Action Institute and designed by Lynn Atieno. It represents an amalgamation of research and consultations with current FRIDA grantee partners from the WESCA region who are part of the LGBTQI+ community and whose organizations focus on this area of work. The toolkit is available in English, French, and Portuguese, and for the first time in FRIDA’s history, it is also available in Swahili. With Swahili being the most widely-spoken language on the African continent, this is a momentous step for FRIDA and our commitment to language justice.
This report hopes to reflect all the pieces of this interrogative research, and the vastness of young feminist knowledge and experience, with findings, derived directly from the feedback of these communities. We share the fruit of this research as part of our commitment to feminist accountability and with the hope to not only shift the power dynamics surrounding funding decisions but also to decentralize narratives about who holds knowledge about and solutions for community participatory practices.